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I need a 2-3 TB storage server group for Oracle Database. We want SAN Storage & Server for Oracle Replication, but not Microsoft Storage Server.

For example : HP DL380 G6 as a server and EMC CLariion CX4 120 as a SAN Storage etc...

We have an option, but want some others. What do you recommend for a Server & for SAN Storage (Make & Model) to use for Oracle Replication?

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What OS? What Oracle licensing? – REW Feb 4 '11 at 14:28
OS:Windows OS , Oracle Licencing: Enterprise – Cell-o Feb 5 '11 at 12:34
up vote 2 down vote accepted

If you have already got an EMC then SRDF is the obvious choice, tho' Veritas Volume Replicator may be an option. SAN is not something you usually buy "off the shelf" the first time, the vendor will work with you to establish your requirements, both for performance and resilience. Other vendors you may which to consider are HDS, 3Par and NetApp.

However my recommendation is to not use the storage for this, use Data Guard because a) it's free once you already have paid for an oracle license and b) it enables Active Standby, something that I am very excited about myself.

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thanks your for your info and suggestion. – Cell-o Feb 4 '11 at 11:55
Do you already use SAN? – Gaius Feb 4 '11 at 12:53
No,I don't use already SAN. – Cell-o Feb 4 '11 at 15:15
I would advise calling a vendor for a chat then. You can pick the brains of one of their pre-sales engineers to help you clarify you requirements. I have some experience in this field, mainly with NetApp and HDS, and any of the vendors I linked to will be able to sort you out. – Gaius Feb 4 '11 at 15:53
Thanks for your interesting.Firstly,I will planning all my requirements(cost,speed,mtbf etc.) then I will think. – Cell-o Feb 5 '11 at 12:33

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